Four U.S. Mint artists have created tributes to the Augustus Saint-Gaudens Victory statue. Free autographed prints will be available at the upcoming ANA event in Pittsburgh. Here's the press release.
Four acclaimed artists who have
designed coins and medals for the United States Mint now have produced artwork
commemorating the famous Victory statue crafted a century ago by another acclaimed
numismatic designer, Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Free, hand-signed and numbered
copies of their renditions of Victory will be available while supplies last at the American
Numismatic Association 2023 Pittsburgh World's Fair of Money®.
The four artists are Emily Damstra, Miley Frost, Michael Gaudioso, and John
Mercanti. Their Victory artworks were commissioned by Kevin Lipton Rare Coins in
Beverly Hills, California. During the convention, Lipton will display one of only three
privately-owned reductions of Saint-Gaudens' famous masterpiece statue that has been
in New York's Central Park area since 1903.
High-quality 8 by 10-inch prints of the artwork will be available free while supplies
last Tuesday through Friday, August 8 to 11, courtesy of Lipton and Rare Collectibles
Artwork by Emily Damstra and Miley Frost
The autographed prints can be obtained, and visitors can see the Victory statue,
at booth #606 at the ANA convention. The specific times for personal appearances by
the artists will be announced later.
The original model for the Victory statue was Harriette Eugenia Anderson who
later was Saint-Gaudens' model for what are known today as America's most beautiful
coins, the Saint-Gaudens $20 denomination Double Eagles of 1907 to 1933.
As part of the Artistic Infusion Program, Damstra has created 13 designs
produced on United States coins, including the new reverse of American Silver Eagle
bullion coins introduced in 2021, and three designs for United States Mint medals.
Among her many artistic accomplishments, Frost created the
Family of Eagles
featured on the reverse of one-ounce American Gold Eagle bullion coins for 35 years,
from 1986 to 2021.
Artwork by Michael Gaudioso
A Sculptor/Engraver at the United States Mint from 2008 to 2020, Gaudioso's
numerous sculpting and engraving credits include the new Type Two American Silver
Eagle bullion coins introduced in 2021, obverses of the 2014 Warren G. Harding, the
2015 Lyndon B. Johnson presidential dollars.
A former Chief Engraver of the United States Mint between 1974 and 2010,
Mercanti produced more coin and medal designs than any employee in the Mint's
history. They include the original reverse design of the popular American Silver Eagle
bullion coins and five of the 50 State Quarters Program coins: Arkansas, Iowa, North
Carolina, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
The ANA 2023 World's Fair of Money will be in Halls A and B of the David L.
Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
August 8-12. For additional information about the convention, visit
For information about Kevin Lipton Rare Coins, call 310-712-8118, and for
information about Rare Collectibles TV, call 800-581-7273 or visit
Wayne Homren, Editor
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